The energy mix in the UK has had a bumpy ride over the past few decades but where we’re currently sourcing our energy is now the centre of a much heated public and political debate. Environmental issues have been the long standing concern, with energy bill increases fanning the flames in 2013. But did you know the UK uses less energy now than it did in 1970?
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An official Government report has warned that a yes vote on Scottish independence could see energy bills across Scotland increase by around £189 per year. That's a significant increase in anyone's book, but how has that conclusion been reached? The same report also concludes that jobs in the energy sector would be at risk as investors shy away due to upheaval caused by the separation.
This week it was reported that 1.5 million energy users in the UK had been overcharged on their gas bill due to faulty gas meters in their homes. Some of these meters were installed over 5 years ago, and Energy UK have said that some people could well have been overcharged by at least £100. If you're one of these people, or one of the thousands who are naturally concerned about fluctuating prices and getting overcharged, aren't you on the lookout for a solution? Turns out, there could be one waiting for you just around the corner...
If you're one of the many homeowners in the UK who are now considering electric radiators as a way of cutting down on your energy usage and moving to a greener way of living, you're probably wondering about tariffs and energy companies. Electric radiators, when used in the right way, are almost guaranteed to reduce your energy usage, but the cost is a different matter. The price you pay for your energy will vary depending on which energy supplier you use and which tariff you're on.
Energy efficient electric radiators are becoming ever more popular in our homes thanks to their environmentally friendly, energy saving ways, but are owners making the most of their new heating gadgets? Electric radiators do more than simply heat your home - they help you manage how its heated by giving you an incredible amount of control. Used in the right way, they can really help you cut down your energy bills. So what are people likely to be overlooking?
I’m sure we all share that mutual feeling of coming home from work, ridiculously tired, swearing at the cold wind and fantasizing about our warm and cosy beds, only to find out that our house… is even colder than the outdoors. This leads us to some drastic decisions and important questions such as ‘will turning my thermostat up really high make my house warm up faster?’.
Naturally, energy bills are a primary concern for households up and down the UK. We're always looking for ways to cut back on our energy usage, whether it's out of care for the environment or a need to save money. Big Energy Saving Week is here, and it's all about spreading the word on practical, positive ways to help you take control of your bills at home.
Are you one of those landlords who begrudgingly pays the bills offering an 'all inclusive' rent package to your tenants? Perhaps you choose to do that because you thought it would save you money in the long run and make life easier for whoever lives there, but what happens when it doesn't go to plan? You're stuck with huge energy bills throughout the year with barely any control. You probably haven't thought about alternative electric heating solutions, but the truth is they could save you a bundle...
If a salesperson gave you a straight, one word answer to that question, they'd likely be telling lies in order to secure a sale. The truth is, there are so many considerations it's often difficult to tell without getting some more details about the property and your lifestyle. Certainly, appliances like energy efficient electric radiators have the potential to save you lots of money, but only when they are applied and used in the right way. So what things should you weigh up when considering which route to go down?
Want to hear something alarming? Almost three quarters of all businesses in the UK have very little idea what their company spends on electricity from year to year. Success doesn't come cheap, and companies are constantly looking for ways to maximise profit and cut back costs - so why does energy take a back seat? If you're a business owner, do you know what you spend on energy? Or what switching suppliers or investing in energy saving appliances could save you?